Yin Yoga & the Art of Aging

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I’m sitting in my grandmother’s apartment at the Presbyterian retirement community. Sweat is runs down my face and pools in my armpits. The thermostat reads a brutal 89 degrees and my grandmother is wearing a wool cardigan. There’s no turning it down or else she might pull out the fur coat and gloves. It wouldn’t […]

It’s Never To Late To Meditate

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After two challenging years, my parents recently moved into a senior living complex where they can live independently but receive support when they need it. It wasn’t an easy decision, but one they knew they had to make. I planned a trip to see their new home, and it wasn’t long before my mother asked […]

Graceful Aging: The Link Between Exercise and Aging

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Is there a relationship between how much I exercise and how well I age? The quick and easy answer is YES! But, let’s first start with two simple concepts, aging and detraining. People often confuse the two and this is unfortunate because it makes the aging process […]

Talking About Being Old Is Important Indicator of Body Dissatisfaction

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Similar to talking about being fat, talking about being old is an important an indicator of body dissatisfaction, shows research in BioMed Central’s open access journal Journal of Eating Disorders. Body dissatisfaction is known to be correlated with, and predictive of, physical and mental health problems including binge eating, emotional eating, stress, low self-esteem, depression, […]

Exercise May Trump Mental Activity in Protecting Against Brain Shrinkage

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Exercising regularly in old age may better protect against brain shrinkage than engaging in mental or social activities, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Research suggests that brain shrinkage may lead to problems with memory and thinking. […]

The Sweetness of Aging

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There’s a profoundly negative, degrading attitude in our culture towards aging. I am offering you instead the tools to create a new paradigm whereby, as we age, we can embody and model the beauty of a rich spirit versus just a wrinkle-free face. Yoga has given me the ability to age because without it I […]

7% – Written By A 90 Year Old Maven

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Concentrate more on the words being sent rather than the photo. She’s a “bit overwhelming” but… she does at least appear confident in what/how she’s dressed… This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain […]

100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body

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The human body is an incredibly complex and intricate system, one that still baffles doctors and researchers on a regular basis despite thousands of years of medical knowledge. As a result, it shouldn’t be any surprise that even body parts and functions we deal with every day have bizarre or unexpected facts and explanations behind […]

The Mental Science Of Aging – Is It All In Your Head?

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Do you ever notice that you may sometimes spend a little too much thought time or energy on worrying about your aging process? I have to admit that I have been guilty of that, and with our youth-obsessed culture – thanks to our American media, its not hard to have that happen! Well, researchers are […]

Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help

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Maria has been a teacher for 35 years. Teaching fills her life and gives her a sense of accomplishment, but recently she has begun to forget details and has become more and more disorganized. At first, she laughed it off, but her memory problems have worsened. Her family and friends have been sympathetic but are […]